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Bright Sheng: Flute Moon: Orchestra And Solo

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COMPOSER: Bright Sheng
PUBLISHER: G. Schirmer
PRODUCT FORMAT: Score
Flute Moon , premiered by the Houston Symphony Orchestra in 1999, is for solo flute/piccolo with a chamber orchestra comprised of harp, piano, percussion and strings. The music is based on Chinese mythology and a poemwritten in c.1200 by Jiang Kui. The title of the piece is implied in the poetry,
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Composer Bright Sheng
Publisher G. Schirmer
Product Format Score
Genre Classical
Year of Publication 2004
StylePeriodView Description Post 1901
ISBN 9780634073359
UPC 073999849400
Instrumentation Orchestra And Solo
No. HL50484940
Number of pages 52
Series Full Score
Description
Flute Moon, premiered by the Houston Symphony Orchestra in 1999, is for solo flute/piccolo with a chamber orchestra comprised of harp, piano, percussion and strings. The music is based on Chinese mythology and a poemwritten in c.1200 by Jiang Kui. The title of the piece is implied in the poetry, which begins, “Oh, moonlight, my old friend, how many times have you accompanied my flute beside the wintersweet blossom?” ComposerBright Sheng, who emigrated from China to the U.S. in 1982 at the age of 27, is a master at translating Eastern subject matter and sensibility into the language of Western contemporary classical composition. Duration: c. 17minutes.
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